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AIREX® TegraCore™

Fire performance structural lightweight foam

AIREX® TegraCore™ is a thermoplastic rigid foam with excellent fire retardant properties, low flammability, smoke, toxicity and heat release rate. Other superior advantages are its high temperature resilience, excellent lightweight properties and a very low moisture and resin absorption.

AIREX® TegraCore™ is an exceptional thermal insulation foam or core material for use in lightweight composites applications that demand high fire retardant and chemical resisting properties, for complex shapes in environmental demanding conditions.

Properties
Applications
Processing

Properties

  • Low total cost fabrication
  • Exceeds FAR 25.853 requirements: nearly zero smoke evolution, easily passes OSU heat release test
  • Processing temperature up to 180 °C (355 °F)
  • Very low moisture absorption
  • Excellent hot-wet performance
  • Exceptional impact resistance (non-brittle failure mode)
  • Very good chemical resistance against aerospace fluids
  • Dimensional stability in flight conditions
  • Easy CNC routing and thermoforming to complex shapes
  • Thermoplastic & thermoset composites compatible
  • Good sound and thermal insulation

Applications

  • Aircraft and Aerospace: interiors, luggage bins, side walls, seat covers, galleys, monuments, edge fillers, trolleys, insulating panels
  • Defense: naval joiner work, radomes, antennas, ballistic spacers
  • Marine: fire retardant interiors, cladding
  • Railway: interiors, side skirts, roof panels
  • Industrial: high temperature tooling, radomes, x-ray tables

Processing

  • Adhesive bonding
  • Thermoformable
  • Pre-preg processing (up to 180 °C, 355 °F)
  • Hot press molding
  • Thermoplastic processable
  • Automated tape laying (ATL/CTL)

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